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Wulfgar
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From: SAn diego, CA, USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 11-18-2002 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wulfgar   Click Here to Email Wulfgar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So i put these on today because my other ones were not workin too well.. After I installed em and took the car for a drive I heard what sounded like kind of a distinct metallic clicking...Im guessing maybe when the car gets hot the copper bends a bit and I may have to torque the gaskets down a little more when it is warm. Any thoughts on what this may be?

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Wulfgar
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From: SAn diego, CA, USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 11-19-2002 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wulfgar   Click Here to Email Wulfgar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NEvermind!! Answered my own question!!
they were a bit loose after the car got hot...I re-torqued and the noise quieted right down. Hardly noticable other than an exhaust humm now

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64FalconF-16
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From: Republic Of Texas!! Temporarily living in KY
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 11-19-2002 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My best results on any header gasket is to retorque three times after they are installed.

put em on new.. drive around. Let motor cool over night. retorque before next startup.

Repeat two more times and they will last a long time.

my .02

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